lifetime right, but already willed out, do I have to have their signature?

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lifetime right, but already willed out, do I have to have their signature?

I am fixing to buy a home, and put it on my family farm. My grandmother has a lifetime right to the property, but my father’s name is on the deed. Do I need both of their signatures or only my fathers to transfer ownership of one acre to me?

Asked on July 4, 2009 under Estate Planning, North Carolina

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GW, Member, Michigan and Hawaii Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

I'm not licensed in your jurisdiction, but this seems fairly elementary if I understand the question correctly. If grandmother has a life estate in the property, she'll need to sign the deed. If father's name is on the current deed, he'll need to sign too.


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